Mental Health Services Adapt to Changing Needs

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Feature, Homeless Services
Mental Health
Many Washingtonians who are homeless or live in poverty also struggle with mental health issues. Catholic Charities DC’s behavioral health department provides this vulnerable population with the care and community they need to lead more independent lives. But once the pandemic shut down most in-person medical services, the team was forced to adapt its services …

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Virtual Camps Keep Kids Connected to Each Other and Vital Mental Health Support

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
As the pandemic continues to affect the D.C. area, it has taken a particular toll on children in low-income neighborhoods, many of whom struggle with mental health or trauma-related issues. These areas have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, endangering thousands of families in need. Isolated from their friends at school, and unable to see their …

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Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month: The Esquivel Family’s Story

Categories: Clinical Services, Disabilities Services, Feature
May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. While this rare and fatal disease may be unfamiliar to some, it affects tens of thousands of Americans. At Catholic Charities we are proud to be one of a very few organizations to serve this specific community of patients through our St. Jude’s Project. To honor HD Awareness Month, we …

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St. Jude’s Project: A Compassionate Approach to Caring for an Underserved Population

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
May is Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month. While this rare and fatal disease may be unfamiliar to some, it affects tens of thousands of Americans. At Catholic Charities we are proud to be one of a very few organizations to serve this specific community of patients through our St. Jude’s Project. To honor HD Awareness Month, …

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Working with Meaning and Purpose, Catholic Charities DC served 143,000 People Last Year

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Education and Employment, Feature, Fundraising, Giving, Homeless Services, Non-Profit, Volunteering
  As we approach the dawn of a new decade, we at Catholic Charities DC want to take a moment to recognize and celebrate some of our accomplishments from 2019. Of course, the impact we’ve had across the region would not have been possible without our amazing community of donors, supporters, and volunteers. The past …

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